Bootstrapping Diaries 01
I’ll be recording all of my accumulated knowledge from research into bootstrapping here. I see the mutual benefit for anyone who reads this and myself. It reinforces another level of learning for me and saves you time.
Personally, I like to take an all angles approach to learning. First doing with an action bias, then reading and understanding first principles. If anything that sticks I’ll summarize the key points to reference again. Then finally supplementing with enjoyable forms of media like podcast and tutorials to really hammer the point home. The summaries follow this paragraph.
Solve original problems to you, you are the best at being you. If you don’t have original problems, become an original person. Learn and experience every subsection of life till you find something worth doing. Once you have a hypothesis for a problem find where the audience is for it is and validate, see if there is a viable market. You might even discover a new problem in talking to these people that you didn’t see at first.
Learn by doing, don’t read endless amounts of books it’s about finding a formula that works. Supplement the doing by the why, if something works research why it worked or get confirmation within materials. You may need to ship 10- 30 for 1–3 years to find one that sticks, this is the shotgun method. If something doesn’t get traction early it probably won’t later, so have another shot on goal and hopefully one slips past the keeper. 1 Month per project max. Launch early and build with/for your users, instant feedback will shorten your build, measure, learn loop.